Guanyin is often cited by popular (Western) authors as the Goddess of Mercy (TM), and as a manifestation of the Divine Feminine. The problem is that she’s just…not. Guanyin is a bodhisattva, not a deva. She represents unconditional compassion, not mercy…and there is no “Divine Feminine” in Buddhism (and no Divine Masculine).
OM MANI PADME HUM